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Joe Laur is a founding partner of SEED Systems, a consultancy dedicated to learning and action for sustainable enterprise, applying systems thinking, scientific frameworks and organizational learning to foster innovation in companies engaging with environmental and social issues.

Joe also serves as Executive Director for Aleph: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal, bringing his skills…
Joe Laur is a founding partner of SEED Systems, a consultancy dedicated to learning and action for sustainable enterprise, applying systems thinking, scientific frameworks and organizational learning to foster innovation in companies engaging with environmental and social issues.

Joe also serves as Executive Director for Aleph: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal, bringing his skills in organizational learning and effective action to this thriving religious community.

Previously, Joe was Director for Content and Senior Manager for Community Engagement and Development at Waste Management’s Greenopolis.com website, providing information and tools for conservation, recycling and transforming waste to resources.

In partnership with the Society for Organizational Learning, (SoL) (www.solonline.org) Mr. Laur along with colleagues Peter Senge and Sara Schley established the SoL Sustainability Consortium (www.solsustainability.org), an active group of industry leaders in learning and sustainability. He still serves as steward of this consortium, leading collaborative projects among the members as well as coaching individual member projects. This consortium includes members from BP, Ford, Coca Cola, Harley-Davidson, UTC, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Nike, 7th Generation, Waste Management and more.

He is co-author of "Learning for Sustainability", 2007, and the Doubleday book, “The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World” (June 2008) written with Peter Senge, Sara Schley and Brian Smith, and with Sara Schley, co author of "The Sustainability Challenge," published in The Systems Thinker and "Creating Sustainable Organizations" published in the Pegasus' Innovations in Management Series.

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Joe Laur

VP Partner Relations and Foundation
Greenopolis, Waste Management

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